A storm at sea brings love into the life of Pericles, Prince of Tyre, and another snatches it away. This magical production of Shakespeare’s epic tale, brought to the screen by the world-renowned Stratford Festival, is a delight for the eye and ear. Filled with music and brilliant spectacle, it follows a fairy-tale hero on a miraculous journey to one of literature’s most poignant reunions. Evan Buliung gives a sweeping performance, portraying the dashing young prince with verve and swagger, and taking him into his elder years with sorrowful tenderness. “Moving and fun from beginning to end,” it is a story rarely told, and one you won’t soon forget.
The Adventures of Pericles was captured live on stage with a full audience at the Stratford Festival’s Tom Patterson Theatre on September 15, 2015, using 10 cameras and 128 tracks of sound to create a sensational high-definition, surround-sound production. Additional “pick-up” shots of key performance elements were captured on stage immediately following the performance.